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Safety group warns on child stair dangers

Australian home safety organisation Homesafe Group has today warned parents and grandparents that toddlers may be in danger from unsafe stairs and incorrectly installed stair barriers and gates. Child safety expert Melissa Abalo said that statistics from Homesafe’s child safety home inspections show that 10 per cent of Australian homes have stairs that do not [...]

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Architects warn: check your deck and save lives!

As the weather warms up, households across Australia are spring-cleaning and preparing for the summer holidays. The change in season brings much entertaining, relaxing and family time – is your house ready for it? Architects around the country are warning homeowners that now is the time to check any decks, balconies or outdoor areas. “Australians [...]

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Parents, don’t let the 2012 Olympics involve a sprint to the hospital!

The Olympics are here and there’s no better time to encourage children to be active. But parents are being reminded that youngsters’ attempts to mimic Stephen Hooker or the Russian gymnastic team aren’t child’s play. Each year, thousands of youngsters end up in hospital after injuring themselves at home. The latest statistics from Monash University’s [...]

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